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The Hearing Screening Unit

The Hearing Screening Unit, Halton, St Helens & Knowsley part of the Department of Paediatric Audiological Medicine offers a Newborn Hearing Screen to all babies with either a GP in our area or who are born at Whiston Hospital. We also offer a School
Hearing Screening Service to all children attending a mainstream school in Knowsley.

Children failing the screen are referred on to Audiology for further testing.

We work with The Children's Audiology Service


Contact Details

0151 290 2022

The Hearing Screening Unit,
Level Two, Purple Zone, Ward 2E,
Whiston Hospital,
Warrington Road,
L35 5DR

L35 5DR

Opening days / times

7 days a week

Additional Information

Age range

0 - 4

Disabled access information

Hospitals and clinics have disabled access

Availability comments

7 days a week at Whiston Hospital
Community Clinics-Appointments only
Lowe House - St Helens - Wednesday
Nutgrove Villa - alternate Friday
Whiston PCRC - alternate Friday
Tower Hill - Tuesday
Woodview - Widnes - Thursday
Hallwood Health Centre - Runcorn- Thursday

Outpatient Appointments can also be accomodated on the Maternity Ward 2E at Whiston Hospital by appointment only.

Things to know

Target Ages: Newborn-3 months for Newborn Hearing Screening / Reception class age for School Hearing Screening.

We aim to complete the Newborn Hearing Screen within 4 weeks of birth and complete the screen before discharge for every baby born at Whiston Hospital.  The screen is offered by a trained screener and carried out at the bedside. 

Parents of Reception aged children will receive a letter from school which offers their child a hearing screen in school. 

Team Leader of the service is Alison Rimmer (Chief Audiologist).

All staff have a DBS.

Delivery period

7 days a week, 363 days a year (no service Xmas Day & New Years Day)

Universal AccessUniversal Access

Parking availableParking available

Disabled accessDisabled access

Region wideRegion wide

Overall rating:


19 August 2016 - 7:40am
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on the Service you recieved from the Newborn Hearing Screening Team based at Whiston Hospital. We appreciate your feedback.
4 August 2016 - 1:19pm
Excellent service. Thank you and well done.

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